“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.”
Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939
Lace indeed, is one of the best occupations of yarn to date; Coco says it better than we ever could.
We’ve recently had this beautiful shawl made up in our delectable Rainbow Spin. Blocking it was quite a spectacle, so I took the opportunity to evidence it for your pleasure.
I also got a swish super-macro lens for my birthday, and this seemed a perfect opportunity to try that out too. The colours are just perfect.
You’ll be able to see and squish this wonderful shawl in person at Yarndale, at the end of the month!
We’re still steaming ahead with various preparations for the next show, but also, rather scarily, we’re already making lots of decisions about the next year and the next season, thinking about colours, new spins, designs and fleece.
It’s inspiration central here…
But don’t you dare mention summer’s inevitable end…